A dog must be chipped and carry a tag/ disc on their collar by law with their owners uptodate information on ideally mobile phone. Get a 'pressed disc not an engraved one we recommend pettags.co.uk. mention rescue remedies and they give us a donation. Do not put your pets name on the tag, ONLY your address, mobile and landline numbers. If the dog regularly stays with family/friends while you are away, consider buying another tag with their details on it in case it gets lost under their care.
The Control of Dogs Order 1992 says that all dogs must wear a collar with the owner’s name and address written on it, or on a disc attached to it, when in a public place. The telephone number of the owners should also be displayed. Any dog seen without a collar in public may be seized by the local authority and treated as a stray. The person in charge of the dog and/or the owner of the dog will /may be fined or and prosecuted.
Please note that even if the dog is no wearing a disc dog wardens will take dog straight to local authority stray kennels rather than contacting the owner if the dog has no collar and tag then charge the owner a reclaim fee. If it has its collar / tag they will contact take the dog back to its owner.If no number the member of public will call the dog collection service and you will have to pay a hefty retrieval fee usually over £100 for the first day then it grows with everyday between lost day and claim date. Many dogs are abandoned and put to sleep as people can not afford the claim fee.
Our advice is to buy 2 tags. That way when the dog manages to lose the first one (which they always seem to do without fail) you have a spare to put on immediately!
Your dog should continue to wear the Rescue Remedies tag until your tag arrives, you are welcome to keep both on
Have you found a dog you would like to adopt? The process is explained here and includes a Homing Questionnaire for you to complete
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